Issue:  Vol. 46 / No. 5 / 4 February 2016

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SF Pride names
GM nominees

Ten local community leaders have been nominated for grand marshals for the 46th annual San Francisco Pride parade, and public voting started this week. (read more)

Lesbian to head
SF General

An out lesbian has been selected to lead the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. (read more)

Latest Castro housing projects cause concern

Two mixed-use developments in the Castro's upper Market Street corridor will be taken up this month by the city's planning commission amid concerns about their designs and complaints they include too few units of affordable housing. (read more)

DOJ launches SF police probe amid turmoil

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation of the San Francisco Police Department following the fatal shooting of Mario Woods. (read more)

Gay men preserve
film treasures for posterity

Bill Longen has had a love affair with the movies since childhood. (read more)

State bill calls for all-gender bathrooms

A bill to designate all single-user restrooms in California businesses, government buildings, and public spaces as "all gender" is being proposed by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco). (read more)

Mixed reaction as rehabbed Dolores Park reopens

Thousands partied as Mission Dolores Park was fully reopened last week after a year and a half of renovations. (read more)

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Film - Local filmmakers
earn Oscar nomination

When San Francisco filmmakers Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman were nominated for an Oscar for their film Last Day of Freedom, friends started asking one question: "What are you wearing?" to the Academy Awards gala. (read more)

Fine Arts - Museum's stellar return in Berkeley

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [BAMPFA], which was forced to relocate after their concrete, cave-like Mario Ciampi-designed building on Bancroft Street was deemed seismically unsafe, made a stellar return last week in a renovated, red, white and stainless steel Art Deco facility in downtown Berkeley. (read more)

Dance - Hot choreography
at the ballet

San Francisco Ballet opened its winter season last week with two programs of mixed bills, each of which featured a world premiere by a hot choreographer. (read more)

Out There -
Healdsburg hejira

Everyone has their favorite local getaway for escaping the city, and for Out There, it's Healdsburg, CA. (read more)

Theatre - Into the gender-ambiguous woods

Anything can happen in the forest, and it's been happening for millennia in literature. (read more)

Theatre - Criminal temptations in virtual reality

When the Muppet-like Trekkie Monster sings "The Internet Is for Porn" in Avenue Q, people laugh. (read more)

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